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November 4, 2013

 

bass viol

Music For Bass Instruments

We’re spending time with composers who played and wrote for bass instruments, and we’ll explore music for three violins and hear chant from the Thomas Gradual.

October 28, 2013

 

plague victims

Ring Around The Rosie

We’re exploring the Black Death and its influence in the lives of composers from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and beyond.

September 30, 2013

 

josquin

Mille Regretz

Josquin des Prez set a text about a thousand regrets to music, and it swept through Europe like a fever! We’ll hear a multitude of settings.

September 16, 2013

 

field of cloth of gold

Field Of Cloth Of Gold

In 1520, kings Henry and Francis met for 17 days of celebration and pomp. We’ll explore the musical side of this meeting. Plus a release by the Boston Camerata.

September 10, 2013

 

echo

Echo!

On this episode of Harmonia, we’re listening for echoes! Plus, we’ll explore some curious inventions from composer Biagio Marini in our featured recording.

September 3, 2013

 

marais

Teachers And Students

We’re exploring the musical bonds between students and teachers. Plus, we'll hear viol music of Marin Marais on our featured recording.

June 2, 2013

 

new york polyphony

New Music, Early Music

Open your mind—as well as your ears—as we listen to music from the distant past alongside related music by living composers.

May 22, 2013

 

Baroque oboe.

A Toast To Two Renaissance Masters

We’re marking the birth of John Dowland and the death of Gesualdo, and we’re saying goodbye to a friend, oboist Washington McClain.

May 12, 2013

 

japanese embassy 1586

From Japan To Europe, And Back Again

We're exploring early music exchanges between Japan and Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. Plus we’ll hear music of the cornetto and Bach Collegium Japan.

April 21, 2013

 

King Alfonso X

Fit For A King

It's music "fit for a king," as powerful rulers do double-duty as composers. We’ll hear music composed by Frederick the Great, Alfonso X, Thibaut I, and more.

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